In order to claim a World Series championship, you have to make the right hires.
For the Texas Rangers – who coaxed manager Bruce Bochy out of retirement with impressive results – that included luring Tim Hyers to the Major League Baseball (MLB) organization.
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He has all the ingredients of a great manager.
And Torey Lovullo – the long-time skipper of the Arizona Diamondbacks – picked up a lengthy grocery list of those ingredients through his minor-league travels, which included stops in Alberta.
Read More The NeverEnding Torey
He’s a man known much more for the surgery that’s named after him than his stellar pitching career.
But Edmonton baseball fans got to know Tommy John – the person – a bit during his time with the Triple-A team in Alberta’s capital city.
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As far as rosters go, the 1993 edition of Calgary’s Triple-A squad was not the best that the Cannons had to offer the Stampede city.
However, they did offer up a new look with some pinstripes.
Take a look back at the roster and the uniforms in our latest In The Cards.
Read More In The Cards: 1993 Calgary Cannons
There are proper sendoffs and there are forgettable exits.
Sometimes the buildup for a final moment, a last chance at glory, produces the perfect moment.
On other occasions, even when the end is inevitable, the final out is less than magical. Like it was for Ken Forsch of the Calgary Cannons, it was just… over.
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It’s a funny thing.
This series is called “In The Cards”, which would lead you to believe that the main stories of a particular season are reflected in the cardboard collectibles on display.
However, the 1994 Calgary Cannons team set might be better known for the players not in it, like Alex Rodriguez and Darren Bragg.
Read More In The Cards: 1994 Calgary Cannons
“The New Britain 11” were members of the Double-A Rock Cats who kind of won the 2001 Eastern League championship.
The final was shutdown following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the players were hungry to win a final outright.
Now members of the 2002 Edmonton Trappers, they embarked on a journey to finish what they started.
Read More Eleven Heaven
The fingerprints of the Edmonton Trappers were all over the 2002 World Series champion Anaheim Angels.
Learn more about the impact of the Pacific Coast League graduates on the title-winning club …
Read More Wing Men
Year two of Edmonton Trapper baseball offered up the team’s first superstar.
Learn more about him and his teammates in the latest edition of In The Cards …
Read More In The Cards: 1982 Edmonton Trappers
The Edmonton Trappers of the mid-1990s were a team in transition.
The 1994 club was awaiting the arrival of a new ballpark (Telus Field replaced John Ducey Park the following year), and more success on the diamond. The back-to-back Pacific Coast League (PCL) titles didn’t take place until 1996-97 …
Read More In The Cards: 1994 Edmonton Trappers